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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dutchman, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Dutchman

    Dutchman IncGamers Member

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    NFL gameday

    Did anyone else watch this this morning? I swear, during the conversation about whether it was more important for Eli or Peyton to win tonight, old Tom Jackson turned to Micheal Irvin and said "Are you retarded?"

    Maybe I heard wrong, but I swear I saw a rictus grin on the face of Ditka and Berman, and a certain shock on Irvin.

    Now I'm not one for political correctness, but Disney is. Wonder what, if anything, will happen to Tom.

    Did I hear this wrong?

    Dutch
     
  2. Bortaz

    Bortaz Banned

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    Heh, that's almost as cool as Bert Blyleven dropping a couple of f-bombs.


    NOT SAFE FOR KIDDIES OR WORK.
     
  3. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    Nothing is going to happen. It's not like he said anythign about skin color or the media
     
  4. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

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    I can't believe that word is PC-ed to oblivion now. I notice "moron" and "idiot" are still acceptable despite the fact that they mean exactly the same thing.
     
  5. Dutchman

    Dutchman IncGamers Member

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    Well no, retarded refers to impeded development, and generally means people who are slow, have downes, etc, etc. People that have something wrong as opposed to just being an idiot.

    I use it all the time, in its correct use and as slang, but I'm not Disney :)

    Dutch
     
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    Talga Vasternich IncGamers Member

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    Considering he was asking Michael Irvin, I believe it was a legitimate question. :grin:
     
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    Dondrei IncGamers Member

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    Well, you'll have to excuse my use of dictionary.com, this definition is a bit lousy:

    But anyway; idiot, moron and retard all mean exactly the same thing. In one sense they merely mean a stupid person, in another they actually refer to someone who is mentally impaired. Ever heard of an idiot-savant?
     
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    Dutchman IncGamers Member

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    To me, idiot or moron means someone who is not smart. Retard means someone who has something wrong with them. I have few reservations that this does not mesh with dictionairy.com, and am little surprised that definition #1 is the modern slang, while 2 lags sadly behind as the original definition.

    Whatever the case, apparently, both ESPN and TJ have issued apologies, though I have yet to sucessfully google them.

    Dutch
     
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    Yaboosh IncGamers Member

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    Give this one a try dondrei.

    con?no?ta?tion?

    1.an act or instance of connoting.
    2.the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: A possible connotation of “home†is “a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.†Compare denotation (def. 1).
     
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    Amra IncGamers Member

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    /me hands you a clue

    Where do you come up with these things?
     

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